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About uptrade

New Trader with two accounts. One IRA with a starting value of $12670 that trades equities and another with a starting value of $20 that trades used items on EBay, Craigstlist and other sites. My goal for account 1 is to reach the value of my debts by the time I can cash out at 59 1/2. The goal for account 2 is to pay for next Christmas for my two kids.

Two more junk items

I bought two more items from MSU salvage for $5 each that are used to calibrate a CRT or LCD screen for photography. I listed them Friday and it’s Monday now and one of them has 28 watchers and is … Continue reading

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Ballad of the iPhone guy.

Last post I told you the iPhone sold for $132.50. Add $9 for shipping for $141.50. Next thing I hear the guy writes me telling me he bid by mistake and would like to cancel. No problem I guess. I … Continue reading

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Moved into TEPCO sold PENTASCANNER

All my IRA is in TEPCO now and it’s beginning to see some gains. Junk fund gained $90.99 from the PENTASCANNER and another $132.50 from the sale of my old IPhone. Not sure if I should count thatninto the junk … Continue reading

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Stocks way down today

Made some money junking batteries today. $118.50. Drew out $100 of it though for bills. Junk fund total income $153.50, with $33.50 in cash. The eBay sale is still pending. Stocks dropped too, bringing the stock fund down to $12,450ish. … Continue reading

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Junk pulls ahead

Junk fund got a $15 boost from scrapping our old washer. I also have some money from batteries coming tomorrow that might be $50. Stocks dropped in the early hours but came back up late. Junk = $35 Stocks = … Continue reading

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Current status

Junk / EBay: Value = $20 I have the Pentascanner on EBay with 6 days to go. I expect it might fetch $150 or so. IRA: Value 3/22 = $12678.14 IRA: Value 4/14 = $12945.11 Gain: 2.1% Money is in … Continue reading

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First Trades

Welcome to uptrade. I’m David Beck and like a lot of people today recent times have hit hard on my family. I’m 41 and have been laid off from the auto industry in Michigan where I am a machine repairman. … Continue reading

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